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wooden beads float and spell out dream

Wooden Beads Float And Spell Out Dream

persons uses tweezers to add glass to a mosaic

Persons Uses Tweezers To Add Glass To A Mosaic

violet soap with leaves

Violet Soap With Leaves

home made soap bar closeup

Home Made Soap Bar Closeup

red and green cedar holiday flatlay

Red And Green Cedar Holiday Flatlay

person mixes paint in a pallet with a pallet knife

Person Mixes Paint In A Pallet With A Pallet Knife

pink cat embroidery project

Pink Cat Embroidery Project

close up of the ends of colored pencils

Close Up Of The Ends Of Colored Pencils

colored pencils scattered on pink and blue balls

Colored Pencils Scattered On Pink And Blue Balls

bead made of wood float and spell out dream

Bead Made Of Wood Float And Spell Out Dream

wooden colored pencils scattered on pink and blue balls

Wooden Colored Pencils Scattered On Pink And Blue Balls

three paper woven carrots

Three Paper Woven Carrots

close up of colored pencils lined up

Close Up Of Colored Pencils Lined Up

natural soap bar

Natural Soap Bar

sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread

person in purple sweater paints at an easel outdoors

Person In Purple Sweater Paints At An Easel Outdoors

jewelry findings and tools

Jewelry Findings And Tools

melting metal

Melting Metal

rose flower embroidery craft

Rose Flower Embroidery Craft

close up of different colored beads on white background

Close Up Of Different Colored Beads On White Background

sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

close-up of handheld tools

Close-up Of Handheld Tools

kids hands molding clay on a messy table top

Kids Hands Molding Clay On A Messy Table Top

deconstructed jewelry

Deconstructed Jewelry

woman deftly knits white yarn

Woman Deftly Knits White Yarn

wooden beads float and spell out enjoy

Wooden Beads Float And Spell Out Enjoy

colorful beads on white

Colorful Beads On White

fiery ring

Fiery Ring

hand holds tweezers above glass mosaic of flowers

Hand Holds Tweezers Above Glass Mosaic Of Flowers

flatlay of a cell phone and colourful beaded string

Flatlay Of A Cell Phone And Colourful Beaded String

person holds small piece of blue glass to place into a mosaic

Person Holds Small Piece Of Blue Glass To Place Into A Mosaic

buttons and mason jar

Buttons And Mason Jar

measuring tape thread and tags

Measuring Tape Thread And Tags

person sits at a white workbench and works on a mosaic

Person Sits At A White Workbench And Works On A Mosaic

person grips glass cutters to trim a small piece of blue glass

Person Grips Glass Cutters To Trim A Small Piece Of Blue Glass

person works on their mosaic outdoors

Person Works On Their Mosaic Outdoors

journal made out of a map

Journal Made Out Of A Map

shop now diagonal sign on wood

Shop Now Diagonal Sign On Wood

flatlay of artist tools and variety of paint

Flatlay Of Artist Tools And Variety Of Paint

using a ring sizer

Using A Ring Sizer

close up of watercolor pallet

Close Up Of Watercolor Pallet

crafting with fire

Crafting With Fire

heating metal with blowtorch

Heating Metal With Blowtorch

hands place small glass pieces into a mosaic

Hands Place Small Glass Pieces Into A Mosaic

wood handle paint brush set

Wood Handle Paint Brush Set

cat shape needle and thread

Cat Shape Needle And Thread

beading work on purple fabric sat on white table

Beading Work On Purple Fabric Sat On White Table

hard crafted goodness diagonal on marble

Hard Crafted Goodness Diagonal On Marble

woman sewing with silver and red beads

Woman Sewing With Silver And Red Beads

water color paint set product image

Water Color Paint Set Product Image

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Gorgeous Photos of Crafts and DIY Projects

Get crafty with our gallery of homemade items and DIY projects

There’s never been a better time to take up a new hobby. With the advent of the internet - mountains of knowledge about creating everything from paper airplanes to butler robots is available at the tips of your fingers. The only thing you need is time and a undying passion for learning a new skill.

Maybe that’s what makes the DIY movement so profoundly popular right now. It seems like everywhere you look on the internet - new handcrafted jewellery stores, homemade wall decor shops, and designer wooden frame dealers are popping up and cashing in.

The History of the DIY Movement

Although the term DIY has been in use since the 1950s - the DIY movement itself is relatively new. Its roots can be traced back to publications in the 1970s like the Whole Earth Catalog which would instruct users on how to renovate old homes in an environmentally sustainable way.

Magazines in the 1970’s like Popular Mechanics and Mechanix Illustrated began offering methods and instructions on practical home renovation and DIY decorations for home improvement. On top of this - many instructional books and videos were created around this time teaching people the same sustainable and easy home-renovation techniques as well as different hobbies - such as wood working, knitting, crochet, sewing and ceramics.

However it wasn’t until the advent of the internet that the DIY movement morphed from a practical way of managing one’s home into a creative enterprise. As a movement - DIY was most popular with punk bands in the 1970s. Bands would not only record and mass-produce their own music - but would produce flyers, zines, and other merchandise to promote their music. Today - you can see an extension of this enterprise in bands that build followings on sites such as Bandcamp and Soundcloud - and sell merchandise using tools like Shopify and Printful.

Turning Handmade Crafts into Cold, Hard Cash

It’s not just bands and artists that have taken on the DIY movement. The entrepreneurial spirit of the internet has made it easy to turn any hobby or creative outlet into a career. For example if you were a creator of hand-crafted jewellry - there was a time when you may have been relegated to flea markets and street-selling. But in 2017 - things have changed.

Today, you can post a collage of your work to sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook - build a following for your artwork and crafts and set-up an online store to sell your projects quickly and easily and all from the comfort of your home.

Whatever your passion - our collection of free photographs of homemade crafts and DIY projects might just be the perfect addition to your latest endeavor.